Sanday Soulka 2019



The all important dates for our Soulka Weekends for 2019 are:

May 24th-26th

June 28th-30th

August 2nd-4th

November (date to be confirmed)



Our first weekend 'Folk, Flooers and Fun' kicks off with the Sanday Community Association hosting the Orkney Folk Festival once again. It promises to be a toe-tapping event with some excellent singing and music at the concert followed by a ceilidh dance to a lively and energetic Shetland Dance band.

On Saturday, ex-Sanday resident, John Crossley - botanist and naturalist - returns to Sanday to do a walk and talk on some of Sandays flowers and birds. This is followed by a quiz at The Belsair.

Kettletoft Flowers are holding their annual bedding plant sale on Sunday before a Car Treasure Hunt, Fayre Fairies Cafe and the Soulka raffle.

We also have a smaller treasure hunt running throughout the summer.

There are many many other things to go to, see and do including many Studios, Galleries & Craft Hub, Hostelries & Shops, Pool & Heritage Centre along with our many many beautiful beaches.


Please check out the flyer on the left hand menu with all events and timings.




Soulka..... the meaning :

A word recorded by Jakob Jakobsen, the Faroese scholar who visited Orkney to collect words over a hundred years ago. It is listed in Gregor Lamb’s book ‘Hid kam intae words’, where the meaning is given as ‘the circle of the horizon as far as can be seen’. We have extended this meaning to include our cultural as well as geographical horizon.



The Soulka Man - created by W McArthur






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